BRISBANE – THURSDAY 2ND MARCH – PALACE JAMES STREET CINEMA
‘It’s Great Short films, It’s On Tour, It’s The Vibe ’
Celebrating 32 years in 2023 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries!
Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival is excited to be returning on its National Tour to the Palace James Street Cinema, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts, including stunning QLD highlights. The short films screening are all entertaining, inspiring, award-winning and fresh from their premieres in competition at Flickerfest Bondi, giving Brisbane Flickerfest audiences a window into the hottest contemporary shorts from across the country.
For one night only, on Thursday 2nd March, the Best of Australian Shorts programme will hit the Brisbane big screen. With 6 out of 8 films screening all filmed in the Sunshine State and featuring talented local cast and crew, local Brisbane viewers will have plenty to relate to, recognise and be inspired by in these engaging local stories. A highlight of the QLD tour this March includes ‘ Katele (Mudskipper)’, a story of what it means to long for home, which had its world premiere at the 32nd Flickerfest in January, and took home the Academy® Qualifying Panasonic Lumix Award for Best Australian Short Film. ‘Katele,’ which impressed the Flickerfest jury for its mixture of humour, poignancy and intimate reflection of First Nations culture, is shot on both Saibai Island and in Brisbane and was written by Nambour based First Nations director/ writer John Harvey and co-written by his uncle, Torres Strait culture man, teacher and poet Walter Waia.
Among other QLD favourites is the Oscar nominated animated comedy ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ a unique fantasy tale about a bored phone salesman who is comforted by a mysterious talking Ostrich, by talented local writer/ director Lachlan Pendragon. Also screening is the stunning period drama ‘Generations of Men’ starring Puberty Blues actor Brenna Harding, a glimpse into pre-federation Australia with First Nations women writing and producing the film based on the writings of famous Australian novelist and activist Judith Wright.
Come along and enjoy a festive atmosphere with a complimentary drink on arrival. Engage with QLD filmmakers and their cast and crew and learn about the behind the scenes journeys that brought these local films to life, as Flickerfest celebrates QLD stories and talent on the big screen and introduces these incredible new storytellers to QLD Audiences.
The Flickerfest tour to QLD is supported by Screen Queensland and Screen Australia.
WHAT: Flickerfest 2023 – Best of Australian Shorts WHERE: Palace James Street Cinema
PRICE: $27.50 / $24.50 concession
WHEN: Thursday 2nd March.
Complimentary drink from 630pm | Films maker introductions and films from 7pm TICKETS & INFO: https://flickerfest.com.au/tour/brisbane/